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  • American-Five-Hop-1.1 Blue Bee - March will see the return of a special we did last year: American Five Hop 4.3%. This pale and hoppy beer proved really popular last year so we thought we should bring it back with a slight twist, changing the varieties of hops used.
  • hippychick Kelham Island Brewery - After 8 great years as head brewer, Iain Kenny has moved on. Under Iain the brewery has grown and our high standards have been maintained, everyone at Kelham wishes Iain all the best.
  • On the Edge - On the Edge Brewery are hosting '9 Pin', one of their bi-monthly mini beer festivals on 27th March where they brew a small batch of a whole range of different beers to showcase. As the name of the event suggests, there will be 9 different beers and just a pin of each (a pin being a small 35 pint cask).
  • Abbeydale Choc Stout Abbeydale Brewery - Firstly, as you may have already heard, after over 8 years of loyal service and hard work, Rob & Julie are set to retire from The Rising Sun.
  • Madness 4.5 Acorn Brewery - Our seasonal beer for March is the aptly named "Madness" a 4.5% pale ale brewed with sack loads of hops!
  • welbeckkaiser Welbeck Abbey Brewery - We’re well into 2015 now and the year is already taking shape. Our first few specials have been a hit, especially Seven Sisters at 4.2% ABV which had a lovely sweet lemon barley flavour.
  • Ella-IPA-1.0 Blue Bee - Well, we’ve made it into 2015 and new beer keeps rolling out. Firstly, Ella IPA 5.0% is the next in our ever popular single hopped IPA series using the Australian hop Ella, with strong apricot, cedar and peach characteristics.
  • Toolmakers Brewery - Following a successful series of open days at the brewery in the run up to Christmas, another one is planned for Saturday 7th February. It is expected to then become a monthly event.
  • Fuggle Bunny Brew House - The brewery will be celebrating its first anniversary of brewing in March 2015, there is going to be a Limited Edition Birthday Ale to celebrate their success.
  • journey Intrepid Brewing Co - Having established their core range of three beers, a programme of interesting one off beers under the banner of 'Intrepid Journeys' has commenced

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Festivals

Below is a guide to events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next few weeks.

Loughborough CAMRA

Thu 5 – Sat 7 Mar

This festival is once again held at the Polish Club on True Lovers Walk in Loughborough, featuring around 60 real ales plus cider and food. Live music Friday and Saturday. Free entry for CAMRA members and University Real Ale Societies. Direct trains run from Sheffield to Loughborough every hour, operated by East Midlands Trains.

www.loughboroughcamra.org.uk

Leicester CAMRA

Wed 11 – Sat 14 Mar

Held at the Charotar Patidar Samaj on Bay Street/South Churchgate, this beer festival is well known for the curry served at the venue as well as having a large choice of new and rare real ales. The beer range runs to a choice of over 220, there is also cider & perry available. Free entry for CAMRA members (a refundable £2.50 deposit is payable for the festival glass on entry). Direct trains run up to twice an hour from Sheffield to Leicester, operated by East Midlands Trains.

www.leicestercamra.org.uk

Leeds CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

Thu 12 – Sat 14 Mar

Features nearly 200 different real ales from Yorkshire and beyond, this years festival theme is Rugby. There is also a range of cider, perry and world beers plus food. Venue is Pudsey Civic Hall, a short walk from New Pudsey railway station (Leeds-Bradford Interchange line).

Festival website

Star Inn, Huddersfield

Wed 18 – Sun 22 Mar

The Star Inn at Folly Hall, Huddersfield hold their Spring beer festival from the 18th to 22nd March. Their festival attract beer tickets from across the UK as they usually have a large range of new and interesting beers featured in the festival beer tent alongside the pub. The range runs to around 50 beers. Open from 5pm on weekdays, all day Saturday.

It is walkable to the pub from Lockwood or Huddersfield station, direct Northern Rail trains from Sheffield on the Penistone Line.

SIBA BeerX

Fri 20 – Sat 21 Mar

SIBA host their annual BeerX in Sheffield at Ice Sheffield again this year which combines their conference, trade show, champion beer awards and a public beer festival into one big celebration of beer. The beer festival element takes place on the Friday and Saturday with a 30 meter long bar with a massive row of pumps working their way through a list of 250 beers that featured in the competition (note not all 250 beers are on at the same time).

The festival is open from 2pm to 11pm on the Friday, with the Everley Pregnant Brothers performing on stage in the evening, Saturday it is open from midday to 11pm with rugby on the big screen in the afternoon and live music in the evening from Bootleggers, a covers band ‘supergroup’. There is plenty of seating and also an outside street food enclosure.

Ice Sheffield is easy to get to, it is located alongside the Arena and Don Valley Bowl close to the Arena tram stop. Trams on the Yellow route run there from Sheffield Centre and Meadowhall every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the evening until late. Buses 69 and 74 run along Attercliffe Common less frequently.

There is a discount on the ticket price for CAMRA members if you buy in advance online.

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Awards

  • Steel City Beer Awards - Several teams of judges blind tasted all the beers in the festival by category on the opening night. The category winners were then judged against one another to produce an overall winner.
  • OffLicenceNewsAwards Best beer off in the North! - The country’s best beer retailers were honoured at the inaugural Celebrate British beer Awards held at the House of Commons last night.
  • POTS WINTER14-15 MINERS ARMS HUNDALL Pub of the Season Winter 2014/15 - Our Dronfield & District sub branch have voted the Miners Arms at Hundall as the winner of their Winter Pub of the Season award.
  • Anglers Rest DPOTY July presentations - A select crowd headed out to the Anglers Rest at Millers Dale for the presentation of our District Pub of the Year award.
  • gate troway Dronfield Pub of the Season Summer 2014 - Members of our Dronfield & District sub-branch have voted to award their Summer Pub of the Season to the Gate Inn at Troway.
  • P1020749 Pub of the Month May 2014 Presentation - The Closed shop team were presented with their winners certificate on an enjoyable evening that also featured a beer festival, games and a chip butty based buffet.

Shop News

  • OffLicenceNewsAwards Best beer off in the North! - The country’s best beer retailers were honoured at the inaugural Celebrate British beer Awards held at the House of Commons last night.
  • DSCF1873 The Beer Stop @ Dronfield - In addition to a number of very good pubs, a new craft beer off licence has opened in Dronfield in December
  • beer-central sds proper logo Beer Central celebrates first anniversary - “The bells were ringing in Beer Central last month as they celebrated their first birthday on the 25th November.
  • HopHideout Hop Hideout celebrates first birthday - Sheffield based specialist beer shop, Hop Hideout, is celebrating its first anniversary after opening its doors in November last year.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.
  • img_2604 New Sheffield beer shops - StarmoreBoss (above) is a new boutique and bespoke off-license retailing specialist quality wine, craft beer and intriguing spirits.

Other News

  • beer-master-standing-cropped Win a year’s worth of beer with our “Beer Master’s Tache” competition - This year’s Great British Beer Festival will be hosted by the BEER MASTER, who has used all of his extensive knowledge to select more than 900 of the best beers, ciders and perries from Britain and overseas.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.

Pub News

  • Butchers Arms, Marsh Lane - New management in the form of Steve and Becky Kier have moved into the Butchers Arms and aim to maintain a traditional feel to the pub. Four real ales will  be available with Theakston’s Lightfoot as the regular beer, the other three will be regularly changing guests.  A 10% discount off a pint of real ale is […]
  • SheffBeerWeek300dpi Sheffield Beer Week - March 2015 sees the launch of Sheffield Beer Week, the first of its kind for the city.
  • B89RHd_IIAEt7LL Punch Taverns ‘Partners of the Year’ awards - Punch Taverns have recently held an awards ceremonies where they celebrate the more successful publicans leasing pubs from them.
  • beef pie 2014 023 Angel, Holmesfield - British Pie Week - Gluten free Cask Ale and Homemade Pies at The Angel.
  • New Barrack Tavern - The New Barrack Tavern on Penistone Road has had the builders in to extend the pub and create a new function room which will have its own bar and toilets.
  • List Your Local Logo Final (1) Is your local pub an asset of Community Value (ACV) ? - The Sheffield Star (27th December) recently commented on the low number of Sheffield pubs which are officially an ‘Asset of Community Value.’
  • beerhousesign The Beer House - Sheffield’s first micropub, the Beer House, opened on 14th December. The pub sells local ales and drinks, offer games (including chess and backgammon) as well as ‘convivial conversation’ in a former E-cigarette shop near Hunters Bar roundabout.
  • A January 2015 005 Ranmoor Inn - Nigel and Vanessa Williams left the Ranmoor Inn, Fulwood Road after 14 years and the pub is now being run by Alex and Katharine Pierce.
  • Dove & Rainbow - The Dove and Rainbow, in Sheffield City Centre has launched a new games night on Mondays from 7pm, with 10% off all cask ales.
  • Punchbowl / Springvale - Tracey and Heather are moving on “to pastures new”. We are moving down the hill to the Springvale on Commonside.

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Inn Brief

  • Inn Brief

    Following Danny Grayson handing the lease of the White Lion in Heeley back to Punch Taverns in order to concentrate on developing his chain of sports bars, a temporary holding company has been running the pub (badly) since, however the new management of Jon and Mandy – who have been regular customers – takeover on Monday 23rd February and will reopen the pub on the Wednesday after getting themselves organised.

    Under Jon and Mandy’s stewardship it should not only return to being a classic, heritage good beer pub but also have the live music offer developed.

    The Rivelin is under new management and now run by the same people as the Old Horns in Bradfield.


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